ERIC Number: EJ529997
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Constructivism as a Liberal Bourgeois Discourse.
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v31 n1-2 p95-113 Sep 1996
Constructivism has assumed a dominance with mathematics education but it ignores the social implications of the construction of meaning. It is argued that constructivism is a liberal discourse that valorizes the individual construction of meaning. In doing this, the social and political contexts in which mathematical knowledge is located is ignored and the marginalization of many social and cultural groups is legitimized. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Note: Special issue: "Socio-Cultural Approaches to Mathematics Teaching and Learning."